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Asperger Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood

by Isabelle Henault Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
09/2005
ISBN:
9781843101895
Format:
Pbk 208 pages
Price:
AU$45.99 NZ$46.95
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Playing the dating game is often tricky: all the more so for individuals with Asperger Syndrome. How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? What help can be given if a man with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? In this comprehensive and unique guide, Isabelle Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves.

Contents: Foreword Tony Attwood. Introduction. Part 1: Exploring sexuality and Asperger's Syndrome 1. Sexual development. 2. Inappropriate sexual behaviors: comprehension and intervention (with Dr Patrick Papazian). 3. Social skills. 4. Sexual diversity and gender identity. 5. Couples, intimacy and sexuality. 6. The sociosexual education programme. Part 2: Programme for the development of sociosexual skills. Appendix: The sexual profile of adults with Asperger's Syndrome: The need for support and intervention (with Tony Attwood). References. Index.

People who have AS are just as loving, caring and have a sex life just like anybody else. This book I am very impressed with. It is very rare. There is no research; sex education for AS needs research.
Isabelle Hénault has a masters degree in sexology and a doctorate of psychology from the Quebec University in Montreal. She has a private practice that provides assessment and therapy for individuals, couples and families, and acts as a consultant to a variety of organizations and schools. Her expertise lies in Asperger's Syndrome, with a special emphasis on sexuality, and she is the author of a sociosexual education programme for people with AS. She is involved with several international research projects on sexual education and psychotherapy for people on the autism spectrum.